When we take a tumble and cry out to God in our shame and distress, the psalmist says He “inclines his ear” to us. He bends over to listen.
From Psalm 31:1-2: “In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.”